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City police investigated a motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a
motorcyclist. Police and fire personnel were called to the 4900 block of
Barksdale Boulevard around 10:00 p.m. June 7, 2019. The driver of the motorcycle,
34-year-old Marcus Richardson of Bossier City, was transported to LSU Oschner
hospital with severe injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The Bossier City Police Accident
Investigation Team found that Richardson was travelling
south on Barksdale Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he struck the rear of
a mid-sized SUV, lost control of the motorcycle, and slid. Speed is suspected
to be a factor in the crash. The driver of the SUV was uninjured. Impairment is
not suspected on the part of the SUV driver. No citations were issued. It is
unknown if there was impairment on Richardson’s part. The accident
remains under investigation.